Five Things That Are Making Me Happy Right Now.

     

The past few weeks with a new baby have been pretty hectic and it has definitely taken me some time to adapt to the changes. I've got so caught up in the whirlwind of motherhood, that I have found myself feeling really overwhelmed and my anxiety had started rearing its ugly head again. I was lucky enough that my anxiety actually calmed down during pregnancy which I was quite surprised about as your hormones are all over the place.

However since Teddy has arrived, along with the sleepless nights and breastfeeding demands, it seems to have made a slight comeback. I have spoke to my Health Visitor about this and she's been really helpful and supportive! It isn't anything worrying but it has reminded me to just take five minutes each day to concentrate on the things that are making me happy, OUTSIDE of motherhood.I need to remember that although being a mummy is my favourite thing and my main priority, it is okay to put myself first for a few minutes each day. 

Mummy Friends// I honestly don't know what I would do without my Mummy Club. There are four of us in an Instagram group; Myself, another Rachel, Chelsie & Terri and by chance we have all had little boys! We actually met through sharing our pregnancies on Instagram, a few months ago, and we started a group chat and I think we've spoke everyday since! Sharing our struggles through pregnancies, giving them a play by play of our labours AS they happened and now all being in the early weeks of motherhood. They have been such an amazing support network and I don't know how I would have survived without them! They never judge when I tell them that Teddy has been a bit of a fucker or when I'm having a down day and struggling with being a mummy. They are always there to share advice or let me know that their child is also being a fucker. It's nice to know you aren't alone.

Love Island// Praise the lord, Love Island is back! I absolutely LOVE it! It's such trash TV but I can't help being addicted. I never watched the first series as I didn't actually know it existed. Last series was my absolute favourite and I routed for Cara & Nathan from the beginning so I literally fangirl screamed when they won! This year is good and I will continue to watch it religiously every night, it just doesn't have the same feel as last years. 

Ben & Jerry's// Ice cream..cookie dough..brownie..all that delicious goodness..need I say more?!

Home Comforts// Nothing makes me happier than being at home with my family. I love my one on one time with Teddy during the day whilst Aaron is at work but my absolute favourite time is when we are all at home together as a family in the evenings. I love nothing more than lighting all my candles, turning on the fairy lights dotted around the house and snuggling up on the sofa watching whatever crap is on TV, because lets be real, there's very rarely anything decent on these days...

Blogging// I have completely fallen back in love with blogging these past few weeks! I've been blogging on and off for about six years (which is crazy) & sometimes during that time I've had to force myself to blog which I hate and ends up with me not blogging for months at a time. However, recently I actually really look forward to writing new content and sharing my ramblings. I have struggled for so long finding out where I fitted into the blogging world and what I really felt passionate writing about and I've definitely found that in lifestyle and parenting. I feel like i'm finally writing content that I love!